Jacob Vossestein was born in Utrecht (1949), studied geography and anthropology. As a cross-cultural trainer, Jacob worked with expats posted from and to the Netherlands, with the Dutch military, and with international students. Based on work experience and worldwide travel, he wrote several books on cross-cultural issues, some in English, others in Dutch. After concluding his training activities, he now focuses on writing. In winter, he often writes in Asia. Jacob truly feels a world citizen and speaks several languages.
Books by Jacob:
• Dealing with the Dutch
• The Dutch and their Delta
• several books in Dutch on cross-cultural communication, e.g. on working with Eastern Europe and with India
• Present project: book on Dutch charitable foundation improving school facilities in Thailand’s northwest
• Next: co-writing a book on Polish – Dutch business communication
Jacob prefers to not be on social media, but he will answer any mails sent to him through his website www.jacobvossestein.nl
Jacob talks about his book The Dutch and Their Delta on Youtube
All Jacob's Articles
Expats all over the world may experience the unpleasant phenomenon of ‘culture shock’. This is not a sudden fright or a particularly bad moment caused by the unknown culture...
Culture ShockExpats all over the world may experience the unpleasant phenomenon of ‘culture shock’. This is not a sudden fright or a particularly bad moment caused by the unknown culture of a new country, but rather a phase in the process of adjustment. It can be compared to the estrangement one may feel after moving to another city, switching jobs or otherwise experiencing a drastic change in life-style. The...
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